Space Forensics

Program Element / Activity Title:
Space Forensics
E/PO Project Name:
Physics of the Cosmos/Cosmic Origins
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Short Description:

NASA's Space Forensics project takes students in formal and informal education settings through astronomy problem-solving narratives that parallel crime scene forensics. Each standards-aligned Space Forensics case fuses STEM and literacy, using mystery narratives and hands-on activities to take students through the process of scientific problem-solving. This approach tells the story of "doing science" and meets educators' needs for resources that encourage reading, writing, and speaking outside of the English Language Arts classroom.

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National Priorities and Coordination Approaches as Articulated in CoSTEM:
  • Improve STEM Instruction
  • Contribute to the conversation about building new models for leveraging SMD assets and expertise and achieving the most significant impact of STEM education investments.
  • Build and use evidence-based approaches